Seat Belt Use in 2012—Use Rates in the States and Territories

In 2012, seat belt use in the United States ranged from 66.5% in South Dakota to 96.9% in Washington. These results are from probability-based observational surveys conducted by 50 States, the District of Columbia, and U.S. Territories. These surveys are conducted in accordance with criteria established by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to ensure reliable results. Compliance with the criteria is verified annually by NHTSA’s National Center for Statistics and Analysis.This report provides data on seat belt use in the states, U.S. territories, and nationwide from 2005 to 2012.


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  • Accession Number: 01489966
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT HS 811 809
  • Created Date: Jul 30 2013 10:06AM